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What A Load Of Cobblers. The original Northampton Town FC fanzine. 1987-2004, reborn in podcast form.


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Latest Episodes

Friday Night Lights: McGregor's Heart Of Darkness

WALOC discover what you get when Jake Moore, Sam Parkin and Paul McGregor go on a canal boat holiday. The results are worse than Alan Partridge's Hamilton Water Breaks run in with local farmers.Elsewhere we chat about the new Hummel away kit and the Congolese midfield signing Christopher Misilou.There's also discussion over the latest hoo ha between the club and the supporters' trust over a prospective Sixfields land deal and we ask whether the Trust deserves a bit of a break?What else are you gonna do on a Friday night in this god forsaken Town? UTC. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

55 MIN4 d ago
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Friday Night Lights: McGregor's Heart Of Darkness

Friday Night Lights

Join WALOC for the regular Friday Night Lights show chewing the fat on all things Northampton Town. This week, the WALOC crew are joined by ex-Cobblers reporter and Sky Sports WWE editor Jefferson Lake.On the menu are the new teams the Town will play in League 1 next season plus Jake the Snake Moore's standup stint with James Acaster.Elsewhere, we talk about our favourite grounds from Genoa to Hereford, big up the big man Adebayo Akinfenwa and talk about wrestling greats Ric Flair, Papa Shango and the Undertaker.It's an audio mixed bag admittedly but at least you'll learn how to escape if locked in a football ground toilet. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

60 MIN1 w ago
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Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

Welcome to the hotel WALOC as Friday Night Lights chooses our hotel check in pseudonyms. You can do it yourself. Write down your grandfather's first name and the surname of a striker who played for the Cobblers in in the year you started supporting them.Elsewhere in this wormhole of an episode we read out the players you have bumped into, talk about our worst away day trips and contemplate whether it is ever possible to change the team you support?All done with the background music of the Juan Carlos Benjamin jazz quartet. Nice See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

54 MIN2 w ago
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Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

It's Friday night and what else is there to do but listen to the What A Load Of Cobblers Podcast?Andy Bodfish, Tom Reed, Martin Maloney and Ian Brant discuss the new contract for Town boss Keith Curle, the Cobblers retained list and the success of the player pathway at Sixfields.Ever bumped into a Cobblers player out and about? We have and there's tales of meeting such luminaries as "Mr Million Pounds" Christian Lee and someone who may or may not have been Efon Elad.Mr Beacon is in the Gourmet Restaurant. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

54 MIN3 w ago
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Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights: Promotion Special

A hungover WALOC crew of Andy Bodfish, Tom Reed, Martin Maloney, Ian Brant and Jake Moore chew the fat on a amazing Playoff Final win for Cobblers over Exeter City.There's basic discussion of the 4-0 trouncing of the Grecians before we get stuck into the serious business of turning Sixfields into a Wild West theme park, which A-Team member would make the best Cobblers boss and football without fans being everything.Finally we get round to choosing our Cobblers' Player Of The Season in what has been an unexpected, surreal end to the season. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

41 MINJUL 1
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Friday Night Lights: Promotion Special

Friday Night Lights: League 2 Playoff Final Special.

Wember-lee we're the famous Northampton and we're going to Wem-ber-lee. Well the fans aren't but you get the picture.Tom Reed, Andy Bodfish, Jake Moore, Martin Maloney and Ian Brant are joined by ex-Cobbler Chris Freestone and Football Lab EFL pundit Gabriel Sutton to preview the League 2 playoff final.The Cobblers take on the Grecians on Monday night at an empty Wembley for promotion to League 1 and Freestone talks about the footballing attributes that will get the Cobblers there. EFL expert Gabriel discusses the tactical permutations of Northampton v Exeter and how the game might play out.Whoever wins will be full value after 2 monumental semi-finals in this year's playoffs with both clubs putting everything into this unexpected end to the season. A real thriller awaits and we're hoping for promotion winning hangovers on Tuesday morning. Up the Cobblers! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

53 MINJUN 29
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Friday Night Lights: League 2 Playoff Final Special.

Friday Night Lights: Post Cheltenham Special

An audio reliving of what will go down as one of the best matches in Cobblers history last night where the Town came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat Cheltenham 3-2 in the playoffs.Tom Reed, Andy Bodfish, Martin Maloney and Ian Brant are joined by Cheltenham fan Owen Knight to talk what went oh so right for Northampton and oh so wrong for the Robins.There's plenty of talk about the monumental performances from Callum Morton, Vadaine Oliver and Co and we discuss Town's chances again Exeter in the playoffs. A big shoutout to the magnanimous Cheltenham boss Michael Duff too.Truly a comeback that the class of '98 would be proud of and who knows the current crop might go one better at the national stadium.+ No more showings of that Bradford debacle on Sky Sports fingers crossed. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

47 MINJUN 23
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Friday Night Lights: Post Cheltenham Special

Friday Night Lights- Playoff Second Leg Special

It's not over till, it's over. The WALOC crew are joined by Cheltenham fan Owen Knight to preview the League 2 playoff 2nd leg tie.Cheltenham secured a good 0-2 win in the first leg leaving Cobblers a mountain to climb but as we know from Bristol Rovers in '98 the tie is still alive.We discuss the main talking points from the 1st leg at Sixfields, the missed penalty, Curle's route 1 football and what Town need to do to get into the tie.Curle's contract is also a point of discussion with the podcast split over the Cobblers manager deserving a new deal.It's the hope that kills you, especially with the Cobblers and everyone hopes the lads put in a performance as they go after the near impossible in coming back from such a deficit. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

53 MINJUN 22
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Friday Night Lights- Playoff Second Leg Special

Friday Night Lights: Playoff Special with Ian Clarkson

Ian Clarkson joins us for a playoff preview special before Northampton V Cheltenham.There's few players that know more about the playoffs than Clarkson, who played a Championship playoff with Stoke City before joining Town and getting to Wembley 2 years on the spin.Clarkson talks about the character and skill needed to succeed in the playoffs as Cobblers did in '97 when beating Swansea by a free-kick from his car school pal John Frain.The image from a year later, when Clarkson scored in the 2nd leg comeback is seared onto the retinas of Cobblers fans and goes down as one of the all-time great NTFC moments. Just what was he doing there in the first place? We find out.Also joining us is Cheltenham fan Own Knight to give us the rundown on the Robins and their preparations for the game.About as complete an audio preview of the game as you'll find and as good as a ticket to Chicagos opening night. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

63 MINJUN 17
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Friday Night Lights: Playoff Special with Ian Clarkson

Bootroom Special: Matthew Rush

Sometimes it's the players that are there for a fleeting moment that live long in the memory and that is the case with Matthew Rush at NTFC.Matthew came in on loan for a short period in 96/97 and created a big impact with his skilful ball-carrying performances. So much so that Rush has been mentioned in dispatches as one of the best loanees the club has had, contributing to the season which saw the Cobblers beat Swansea at Wembley.Matthew Rush isn't your standard footballer, in fact he barely watched football as a kid but excelled at the sport earning himself a place at West Ham United. Rush talks about the family atmosphere at Upton Park under Billy Bonds and how he broke into the first team, scoring an excellent volley V Ipswich.Rush is always frank and he talks about tension with Harry Redknapp and having to leave the club he loved for a new direction at Norwich.Sadly that move saw a major injury from which he had to learn to walk again but he fought back to fitness with a loan move to the Cobblers.Sadly Rush's career was curtailed by injury and he retrained as a teacher, thrown in the deep end in an inner city school.Sport obviously runs in a certain part of the Rush genes however as his daughter is a successful tennis player and Matthew talks about moving to Barcelona to help with her on the court training.This is a considered talk about a career that went from the Premier League to Division 4 in the space of a year, a career well lived but also a sense of what could have been? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

62 MINJUN 15
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Bootroom Special: Matthew Rush

Latest Episodes

Friday Night Lights: McGregor's Heart Of Darkness

WALOC discover what you get when Jake Moore, Sam Parkin and Paul McGregor go on a canal boat holiday. The results are worse than Alan Partridge's Hamilton Water Breaks run in with local farmers.Elsewhere we chat about the new Hummel away kit and the Congolese midfield signing Christopher Misilou.There's also discussion over the latest hoo ha between the club and the supporters' trust over a prospective Sixfields land deal and we ask whether the Trust deserves a bit of a break?What else are you gonna do on a Friday night in this god forsaken Town? UTC. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

55 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Friday Night Lights: McGregor's Heart Of Darkness

Friday Night Lights

Join WALOC for the regular Friday Night Lights show chewing the fat on all things Northampton Town. This week, the WALOC crew are joined by ex-Cobblers reporter and Sky Sports WWE editor Jefferson Lake.On the menu are the new teams the Town will play in League 1 next season plus Jake the Snake Moore's standup stint with James Acaster.Elsewhere, we talk about our favourite grounds from Genoa to Hereford, big up the big man Adebayo Akinfenwa and talk about wrestling greats Ric Flair, Papa Shango and the Undertaker.It's an audio mixed bag admittedly but at least you'll learn how to escape if locked in a football ground toilet. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

60 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

Welcome to the hotel WALOC as Friday Night Lights chooses our hotel check in pseudonyms. You can do it yourself. Write down your grandfather's first name and the surname of a striker who played for the Cobblers in in the year you started supporting them.Elsewhere in this wormhole of an episode we read out the players you have bumped into, talk about our worst away day trips and contemplate whether it is ever possible to change the team you support?All done with the background music of the Juan Carlos Benjamin jazz quartet. Nice See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

54 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

It's Friday night and what else is there to do but listen to the What A Load Of Cobblers Podcast?Andy Bodfish, Tom Reed, Martin Maloney and Ian Brant discuss the new contract for Town boss Keith Curle, the Cobblers retained list and the success of the player pathway at Sixfields.Ever bumped into a Cobblers player out and about? We have and there's tales of meeting such luminaries as "Mr Million Pounds" Christian Lee and someone who may or may not have been Efon Elad.Mr Beacon is in the Gourmet Restaurant. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

54 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights: Promotion Special

A hungover WALOC crew of Andy Bodfish, Tom Reed, Martin Maloney, Ian Brant and Jake Moore chew the fat on a amazing Playoff Final win for Cobblers over Exeter City.There's basic discussion of the 4-0 trouncing of the Grecians before we get stuck into the serious business of turning Sixfields into a Wild West theme park, which A-Team member would make the best Cobblers boss and football without fans being everything.Finally we get round to choosing our Cobblers' Player Of The Season in what has been an unexpected, surreal end to the season. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

41 MINJUL 1
Comments
Friday Night Lights: Promotion Special

Friday Night Lights: League 2 Playoff Final Special.

Wember-lee we're the famous Northampton and we're going to Wem-ber-lee. Well the fans aren't but you get the picture.Tom Reed, Andy Bodfish, Jake Moore, Martin Maloney and Ian Brant are joined by ex-Cobbler Chris Freestone and Football Lab EFL pundit Gabriel Sutton to preview the League 2 playoff final.The Cobblers take on the Grecians on Monday night at an empty Wembley for promotion to League 1 and Freestone talks about the footballing attributes that will get the Cobblers there. EFL expert Gabriel discusses the tactical permutations of Northampton v Exeter and how the game might play out.Whoever wins will be full value after 2 monumental semi-finals in this year's playoffs with both clubs putting everything into this unexpected end to the season. A real thriller awaits and we're hoping for promotion winning hangovers on Tuesday morning. Up the Cobblers! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

53 MINJUN 29
Comments
Friday Night Lights: League 2 Playoff Final Special.

Friday Night Lights: Post Cheltenham Special

An audio reliving of what will go down as one of the best matches in Cobblers history last night where the Town came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat Cheltenham 3-2 in the playoffs.Tom Reed, Andy Bodfish, Martin Maloney and Ian Brant are joined by Cheltenham fan Owen Knight to talk what went oh so right for Northampton and oh so wrong for the Robins.There's plenty of talk about the monumental performances from Callum Morton, Vadaine Oliver and Co and we discuss Town's chances again Exeter in the playoffs. A big shoutout to the magnanimous Cheltenham boss Michael Duff too.Truly a comeback that the class of '98 would be proud of and who knows the current crop might go one better at the national stadium.+ No more showings of that Bradford debacle on Sky Sports fingers crossed. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

47 MINJUN 23
Comments
Friday Night Lights: Post Cheltenham Special

Friday Night Lights- Playoff Second Leg Special

It's not over till, it's over. The WALOC crew are joined by Cheltenham fan Owen Knight to preview the League 2 playoff 2nd leg tie.Cheltenham secured a good 0-2 win in the first leg leaving Cobblers a mountain to climb but as we know from Bristol Rovers in '98 the tie is still alive.We discuss the main talking points from the 1st leg at Sixfields, the missed penalty, Curle's route 1 football and what Town need to do to get into the tie.Curle's contract is also a point of discussion with the podcast split over the Cobblers manager deserving a new deal.It's the hope that kills you, especially with the Cobblers and everyone hopes the lads put in a performance as they go after the near impossible in coming back from such a deficit. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

53 MINJUN 22
Comments
Friday Night Lights- Playoff Second Leg Special

Friday Night Lights: Playoff Special with Ian Clarkson

Ian Clarkson joins us for a playoff preview special before Northampton V Cheltenham.There's few players that know more about the playoffs than Clarkson, who played a Championship playoff with Stoke City before joining Town and getting to Wembley 2 years on the spin.Clarkson talks about the character and skill needed to succeed in the playoffs as Cobblers did in '97 when beating Swansea by a free-kick from his car school pal John Frain.The image from a year later, when Clarkson scored in the 2nd leg comeback is seared onto the retinas of Cobblers fans and goes down as one of the all-time great NTFC moments. Just what was he doing there in the first place? We find out.Also joining us is Cheltenham fan Own Knight to give us the rundown on the Robins and their preparations for the game.About as complete an audio preview of the game as you'll find and as good as a ticket to Chicagos opening night. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

63 MINJUN 17
Comments
Friday Night Lights: Playoff Special with Ian Clarkson

Bootroom Special: Matthew Rush

Sometimes it's the players that are there for a fleeting moment that live long in the memory and that is the case with Matthew Rush at NTFC.Matthew came in on loan for a short period in 96/97 and created a big impact with his skilful ball-carrying performances. So much so that Rush has been mentioned in dispatches as one of the best loanees the club has had, contributing to the season which saw the Cobblers beat Swansea at Wembley.Matthew Rush isn't your standard footballer, in fact he barely watched football as a kid but excelled at the sport earning himself a place at West Ham United. Rush talks about the family atmosphere at Upton Park under Billy Bonds and how he broke into the first team, scoring an excellent volley V Ipswich.Rush is always frank and he talks about tension with Harry Redknapp and having to leave the club he loved for a new direction at Norwich.Sadly that move saw a major injury from which he had to learn to walk again but he fought back to fitness with a loan move to the Cobblers.Sadly Rush's career was curtailed by injury and he retrained as a teacher, thrown in the deep end in an inner city school.Sport obviously runs in a certain part of the Rush genes however as his daughter is a successful tennis player and Matthew talks about moving to Barcelona to help with her on the court training.This is a considered talk about a career that went from the Premier League to Division 4 in the space of a year, a career well lived but also a sense of what could have been? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

62 MINJUN 15
Comments
Bootroom Special: Matthew Rush
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